Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African SavannaPaperback
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- Publisher: National Geographic Kids
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 10mm | 159g
- Publication date: 2 November 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0792272978
- ISBN 13: 9780792272977
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 120,794
Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is a Maasai tribesman who grew up on the savanna of northern Kenya. He teaches eighth grade social studies in Langley, Virginia and holds a master's degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University. Each summer he brings a group of students and parents to Kenya to work on development projects that help his people.
"Every home should have this book." --"The Baltimore Afro-American"